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SENTINEL SIGN IN STANDALONE ANTERIOR CERVICAL FUSION: OUTCOMES AND FUSION RATE

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SCIENTIFIC PAPER Kingsley R. Chin, Fabio J.R. Pencle, Luai M. Mustafa, Moawiah M. Mustafa, Amala Benny, Jason A. Seale Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in the Journal of Orthopaedics, here. BACKGROUND The authors aim to demonstrate the feasibility, outcomes and fusion rate of a standalone PEEK cage in the outpatient …

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THE LESS INSTITUTE FOSTERS ADOLESCENT SCOLIOSIS CARE WITH THE BEST IN LES

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Compiled & edited by Esther Rodriguez Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of pediatric scoliosis in individuals between the ages of 10 and 18,1 found in as many as 4 in 100 adolescents.2 By definition, idiopathic scoliosis implies the cause is unknown or not related to a specific syndromic, congenital or neuromuscular condition. Treatment …

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OPTION FOR TRANSVERSE MIDLINE INCISION AND OTHER FACTORS THAT DETERMINE PATIENT’S DECISION TO HAVE CERVICAL SPINE SURGERY

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““I had my [cervical fusion and lumbar decompression] surgery ten days ago and I feel great, I’m wearing my heels and I’m ready to go!” Introductory content by Fabio Pencle  A newly published study has demonstrated that patients prefer a midline incision for cervical spine surgery. The anterior approach to cervical spine surgery has become …

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Utility of Mobile Apps for Video Conferencing to Follow Patients at Home After Outpatient Surgery

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Author Information Fabio J.R. Pencle1 MB BS, Amala Benny1, Kathleen A. Quijada BS3, Jason A. Seale2 MB BS, Kingsley R. Chin2, 3 MD Less Exposure Surgery (LES) Society. Less Exposure Surgery Specialists Institute (LESS Institute). Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University and Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University STUDY DESIGN Prospective questionnaire BACKGROUND …

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DECREASING RADIATION DOSE WITH FLUOROLESS STANDALONE ANTERIOR CERVICAL FUSION

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Scientific Paper Kingsley R. Chin, MD, Fabio J.R. Pencle, MB BS, Jason A. Seale, MB BS Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in the Journal of Spine Surgery, here. STUDY DESIGN Level III OBJECTIVE Adjacent segment disease and dysphagia remain concerns of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with fixation using …

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Clinical Experience and Two Year Follow up With a One-Piece Viscoelastic Cervical Total Disc Replacement

Scientific Paper Kingsley Richard Chin, Jacob Ryan Lubinski, Kari Bracher Zimmers, Barry Eugene Sands, Fabio Pencle Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in the Journal of Spine Surgery, here. Background The purpose of this study is to present clinical outcome data from a 2-year post-market study of a viscoelastic one-piece cervical …

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Eligibility of Outpatient Spine Surgery Candidates in a Single Private Practice

Here, Becker’s ASC Review highlights 4 key points from this LES Society study conducted in part by The LESS Institute team. Scientific Paper Chin KR1,2, Pencle FJR2, Coombs AV3, Packer CF3, Hothem EA3, Seale JA2. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, also published in Clinical Spine Surgery, here. STUDY DESIGN Level III. PURPOSE To retrospectively review the eligibility of surgical patients meeting …

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Clinical Outcomes With Midline Cortical Bone Trajectory Pedicle Screws Versus Traditional Pedicle Screws in Moving Lumbar Fusions From Hospitals to Outpatient Surgery Centers

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Pencle FJR, Coombs AV, Elsharkawy M, Packer CF, Hothem EA, Seale JA. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, also published in Clinical Spine Surgery, here. STUDY DESIGN Level III. OBJECTIVE To report on the outcomes of midline cortical bone trajectory (CBT) pedicle screw surgical technique for posterior lumbar fixation in the outpatient surgery center (OSC) …

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The LESS Institute Gives Back: Jamaica’s First A-CIFT SoloFuse-P Case

On July 3, 2015 Dr. Kingsley R. Chin of the LESS Institute in Florida and Jamaican Neurosurgeon Dr. Franz Pencle performed a Less Exposure Surgery procedure on a middle age, male patient who suffered from severe myelopathy (spinal cord compression) due to a progressive degenerative disorder. The procedure took place at Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Before …

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Soft Tissue Swelling Incidence Using Demineralized Bone Matrix in the Outpatient Setting

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Pencle FJR2, Seale JA3, Valdivia JM3. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, published in the Journal of the AAOS, here. AIM To assess use of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) use in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in outpatient setting. METHODS One hundred and forty-five patients with prospectively collected data undergoing single …

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